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Jamaican Ministry of Health's #Zika prevention PSA offers dancehall-inspired solutions for mosquito protection.
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Reptile dysfunction: snake loses what must have been an epic battle with a spider, ends up dangling from its web. 
When an Australian farmer walked out onto his land he got a creepy treat: a dead brown snake strung up in the web of a daddy longlegs spider. The spindly spider seemed to have ensnared the snake and kept it dangling like a titanic trophy.
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A tarantula species named for singer Johnny Cash was one of 14 new species recently described. The new study also re-classified most of the existing tarantula species from the American Southwest.
Tarantulas take a starring role in a new study that reorganizes their group, reclassifying the majority of 55 known tarantula species and adding 14 new ones.
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Dozens of monkeys are turning up dead or dying in Nicaragua in recent months, and no one knows what's killing them. 
Scientists fear that dozens of dead monkeys found in recent weeks may indicate the spread of a mosquito-borne pathogen.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports increasing cases of a serious gastric birth defect seen primarily in babies born to teen mothers. 
Cases of a birth anomaly associated with pregnancy in young mothers that causes a fetus's bowels to form outside the body are increasing, particularly in non-Hispanic black mothers under age 20.
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Panda research center in China seeks full-time panda-hugger. Job requirements include "basic panda knowledge." 
In China, there’s a job opening that’s bound to receive applications from basically everyone on Earth. It involves getting paid $32,000 a year to do just o
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The accelerometer in your smartphone could be an earthquake-spotting engine.
Seismologists and app developers are shaking things up with a new app that transforms smartphones into personal earthquake detectors.
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One of loveliest side effects of the #gravitationalwaves announcement was all the Twitter love from astrophysicists. 
The much-anticipated report of gravitational waves generated its own waves of enthusiasm and celebration across social media, as astrophysicists and science nerds alike shared their delight.
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Scientists discovered four new species of flatwormlike marine animals with simple bodies that have been difficult to classify — until now.
Four new species of deep-sea flatwormlike animals that resemble deflated whoopee cushions and lack complex organs have solved a complicated puzzle about their group's placement on the tree of life, scientists found.
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How to disentangle a whale from a fishing net: NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries explains with a series of GIFs. 
Each year, numerous whales and other marine animals are entangled in fishing gear. Because it often wraps around these creatures -- and unlike us, marine creatures lack opposable thumbs to free themselves -- this debris can hurt or even kill whales, turtles, and other animals through starvation, strangulation and drowning. NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and our partners work hard to disentangle these creatures and set them free.
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Science advances through "Oops!" as well as through "Eureka!" Got a serendipitous science story? +NPR's Skunkbear wants to hear about it. 
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Golden Mole Award NominationsWe're looking for modern examples of serendipity in science - happy accidents/mistakes/coincidences from the last few years that have led to discoveries and insights. A panel at NPR's Science Desk will choose top nominees to be featured in our awards video, and one (twice-lucky) scientist will receive the Golden Mole Award For Accidental Brilliance:
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Octopuses aren't exactly famous for their social skills. But scientists have found that these cephalopods interact with each other far more than suspected.
A new study reveals that octopuses frequently communicate with each other in challenging displays that include posturing and changing color.
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    Science Bulletins, Writer/Producer, 2011 - 2015
    Wrote and produced Science Bulletins videos, monthly updates covering the latest research in biodiversity, astrophysics, earth and climate events, and human health and evolution. Videos played in the AMNH Hall of Biodiversity, Hall of the Universe, Hall of Planet Earth, and Hall of Human Origins, and on the Museum's website and YouTube channel.
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